The thing is not the thing

"Until you learn to heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed into the future. You can bandage it with food, alcohol, drugs or work, but eventually it will stain your life and you will continue to bleed."   -Iyanla Vanzant Healing the wounds of the past begins by acknowledging the wounds of the past. … Continue reading The thing is not the thing

Awareness… against my will

Let's cut the shit and get real. Let's really lay it out there. So much so that let's not even soften the word shit with an asterix to replace the i. And of course when I say "let's" that actually means "me" as in I'm about to cut through my own BS so I'm giving you all … Continue reading Awareness… against my will

It’s 2019. Forget willpower! Try this:

An insightful comment on our last post got me thinking about intentions, leading me to my following suggestion- rather than an entire list of resolutions for the new year, why not set just one intention for yourself? To honestly set an intention, you must first understand what it is that you're actually after. Whether in … Continue reading It’s 2019. Forget willpower! Try this:

How to access #beastmode

I'm going to be honest with you: I don't wake up most days raring to hit my workout hard. Or hit my workout at all. The only thing I feel like doing, if I didn't know not to ask myself, is crawling back into bed. This is why I've learned not to let myself feel at … Continue reading How to access #beastmode

Are you solid?

If I had to pick just one ultimate goal behind my passion for continuing to educate and strengthen my mind/body/spirit it would be my aspiration to become solid. The picture I'm given is of chocolate Easter bunnies. Hollow bunnies crumble at the slightest poke, whereas solid bunnies need a good gnawing to do them in (and even … Continue reading Are you solid?

I Love George Bailey

*It wouldn't be Christmas to me without George Bailey. I wrote this piece some time ago and I read it often as a reminder to myself to hang in there when I'm feeling the way George did on his "crucial night". If you are having a crucial night yourself, I ask that you remember that … Continue reading I Love George Bailey